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The Champion – Widebody Gc8 Built For All The Right Reasons (Part 2)

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Old habits die hard, so following his arrival in the States, Ivo immediately found himself back in a fast car, this time a Volkswagen. He knew very few people in this strange new country, but he quickly found that even here, individuals with similar interests tend to enjoy each other's company. In no time, he was part of an organized automotive enthusiasts collective that called itself the Renner Performance Group. Through this alliance of automotive enthusiasts Ivo met a certain man, a man with slightly more disposable income than he had. This man had just purchased a brand-new Subaru. It was a new model for 1998—or rather a new trim level of the familiar Impreza model, but something about the 2.5 RS made it so much more appealing than the typical Impreza. Ivo saw this car quite often and planned to purchase one for himself—until his friend blew the engine just four years later. Without a place to store the car, Ivo's friend was forced to sell it. Naturally, Ivo jumped on the chance to own the chassis he had dreamt of.

Description: The GC8 sat for a few years, during which time Ivo considered many power plant options. He had no intention of installing anything naturally aspirated into the car, and at this time the only viable option was the turbocharged EJ20 of the new "bugeye" WRX

The GC8 sat for a few years, during which time Ivo considered many power plant options. He had no intention of installing anything naturally aspirated into the car, and at this time the only viable option was the turbocharged EJ20 of the new "bugeye" WRX

The GC8 sat for a few years, during which time Ivo considered many power plant options. He had no intention of installing anything naturally aspirated into the car, and at this time the only viable option was the turbocharged EJ20 of the new "bugeye" WRX. Ivo decided to see what Subaru would have to offer in the coming years. In 2004, Subaru introduced the STI model to North America and Ivo opened a savings account. One year later, Subaru made a few minor changes to the STI and Ivo purchased a brand-new '05 WRX STI, a formidable car in it's own right—but Ivo did the unthinkable. He drove the car to his shop and tore it apart, piece by piece. The new car he had just purchased was destined to be no more than a sacrifice, an offering to the monster he was building.

Let's fast-forward to March 2014, when I had the pleasure of meeting Ivo in person. We were both competing at Chuckwalla Raceway for the second round of Redline Time Attack, in very different classes, of course. In the company of many cars that were built purely for function with limited aesthetic qualities, this Impreza definitely stood out. Now, this comparison shouldn't be interpreted as something negative—many very good-looking cars compete in the series—but rather it's a testament to how complete this particular car is. Everything from the broad shoulder lines courtesy of the Aerosim wide body kit slathered in WRC Blue to the Advan RS wheels wrapped in Nitto NT01s to the slender spokes framing AP Racing brakes reminds you of the fact that this car is a full build in every possible way. The suspension is simple and effective, built around Stance coil overs, fortified by Whiteline sway bars—efficiently keeping all four wheels firmly pressed against the pavement, even with 568 all-wheel horsepower instantly available. The engine can hardly be considered original, with many of the vital components having been changed out for stronger, lighter pieces—built by Ivo himself and tuned by Yimi Sports.

Description: The engine can hardly be considered original, with many of the vital components having been changed out for stronger, lighter pieces—built by Ivo himself and tuned by Yimi Sports.

The engine can hardly be considered original, with many of the vital components having been changed out for stronger, lighter pieces—built by Ivo himself and tuned by Yimi Sports.

As the competition day ended and Ivo sat in his trailer, I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the man within the helmet and racing suit. The man who essentially traded his racing career at its prime for something intangible—something many people never experience and that none can prove the existence of. The up-and-coming rally driver, the hill climb racer on a winning streak left it all for the company of a solitary person in another country. This man was born to be the Bulgarian national champion, following in the footsteps of his parents—but instead he chose to become the champion of his home, a hero to his (now) wife and two sons. As a fellow racing enthusiast, I had to ask him if he could do it all again, if he could return to being 20 years old, preparing for his next race as a prodigy—knowing what he knows now, 24 years later with literally another lifetime under his belt—would I be having this conversation with the 1991 Bulgarian national champion? He responded with a resounding "No," paused for a moment, and elaborated that he has absolutely no regrets. He married the girl of his dreams and with her he started a family and provides for them by doing what he loves. He then tilted his head toward the rear of the trailer where the Impreza was strapped down and cracked a smile, "And I got my race car."

Description: He then tilted his head toward the rear of the trailer where the Impreza was strapped down and cracked a smile, "And I got my race car."

He then tilted his head toward the rear of the trailer where the Impreza was strapped down and cracked a smile, "And I got my race car."

 

 

 

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